AAP-DCW spat: Barkha Singh to meet L-G today

AAP-DCW spat: Barkha Singh to meet L-G today
New Delhi, Jan 30: Delhi lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung on Thursday sought legal clarification from Aam Aadmi Party on their demand to replace Delhi Commission for Women chief Barkha Singh.

The chief minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Wednesday met L-G and asked him to replace Barkha Singh as the chief of DCW.

Reportedly, Barkha Singh is set to meet L-G today on the issue. "I will ensure that Bharti step down as Law minister", she said on Thursday. She has accused the AAP government of harassing her for summoning controversial Law Minister Somnath Bharti in connection with the south Delhi raid episode and has refused to step down from the post.

A former Congress MLA, Singh had a public confrontation with Bharti's lawyers last week when they came to depose before the DCW on his behalf in the case of alleged harassment of a number of Ugandan women.

Singh, who had lost the assembly election from R K Puram, said she was holding a constitutional post and there was no need to resign from it though the Congress dispensation, which had appointed her, was defeated.

Earlier this month, Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee president Arvinder Singh Lovely had asked all partymen to quit from various posts in government-run boards and commissions, following convention.

"It is a constitutional post and I still have one year and four months left in my tenure. The AAP government is harassing me and targeting me because I summoned Bharti in connection with the the ill-treatment of Ugandan women during the midnight raid in Khirki Extension," Singh said.

When asked about Lovely's direction to partymen to relinquish their posts in boards and commissions, the DPCC chief said he had withdrawn his directive.

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